Freedom is a large, oblate, round apple with red striping over yellow skin. Its cream-colored flesh is crisp and juicy with sweet-tart flavor. An all-purpose apple, it is good for fresh eating, sauce, and cider. It stores well.
Developed for disease resistance at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, its parentage includes Golden Delicious, Macoun, Rome, and a Russian apple, Antonovka. Its name refers to its “freedom” from apple scab.
Discovered: 1958 Geneva, New York
Parentage: A cross of two unnamed seedlings
Harvest: Late Season